Odd that this so-called “gun violence” is most prevalent where the laws are strictest against the legal gun owner. It isn’t the gun that is violent. But what to do about the criminal? What to do? I AM an NRA member, proudly so, and a life-member at that. The NRA is one of the strongest advocates for our 2nd amendment rights. Google all you like. Give up your rights and you rarely ever get them back again. I am not in favor of giving up mine.
Aye, but in truth, do you REALLY want to know? Really??
Yes. Ever since I was a young boy :)
she… frightens me.
Coastie or not, your nice little divisive rhetoric accomplished the point. A lot more of us are literate than you think. Just to turn your own words back on you. And I don’t believe I’m the only one guilty of some knee-jerk assumptions. For a long time, the arrogancy of the coasties has been put up with, and as I said, it gets a bit old after a while. The rest of us can’t be faulted when we finally just push back a bit. Civility goes both ways.
The argument was a lost cause before it even started. Do you honestly think any one of our states is truly self-sufficient (I don’t mean bare-bones survival, I mean sustaining a first-world environment. Any country boy could survive, I’m not speaking of that)? Would any of these states (even your sainted california or any of your hallowed blue states) be able to sustain their standard of living without the other states? Like it or not, we survive or fail as a union. The ‘blue’ folks like to think of themselves as so superior, but in truth, they are nothing of the kind. Honestly, it just gets tiring after a while.
True enough. The heat combined with humidity can get a bit rough, and we grow our bugs (especially mosquitos) big enough to require control towers and landing patterns in some areas. Truth is, I kind of miss the old planes and trucks spraying gas to knock down the mosquito population. This usually happened (it seemed) around election times, but in any case, the environmentalists kind of wiped out a lot of that activity. Back then, the county did a reasonable job of controlling the mosquitos. Lord knows what kind of damage we did to ourselves as kids riding our bicycles behind those foggers in the county trucks (grin). Just country kids with nothing better to do, at times.
Wow, that is reaching back! Ah memories! I subscribed to various services over the years, but never did to that one (when they were starting to get big, I used an Amiga and they did not have any software for that machine. I even went as far as offering to write an interface for that machine, but they turned me down, so I fed my needs elsewhere). My father actually has an AOL email account which is still active, I believe.
They are working really hard on it, to be sure!